Environment

FWS

The proposed subsistence hunt would be the first open season on the species since 1987.

In Search of Salmonberries

Aug 5, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

July brought an early and abundant salmonberry season for some of Dillingham's most devoted berry hunters.

Fish waste will be spread over an open cell at the landfill, and should provide compost for gardeners and growers by next year.

NPS

The National Park will hold two meetings on how to resolve conflicts between subsistence use and Park regulations around the Pike Ridge Trail. 

KDLG

KDLG News paid a visit to Ranger Bill Berkhahn at the Agulapak Cabin, where he was wrapping up his time in Wood Tikchik as a volunteer.

Dr. Mikhail Malakov and companions are expected to be kayaking Cook Inlet, Iliamna Lake, and down the Kvichak River for two weeks.

Recent cool and rainy weather prompts lifting of burn ban in the Southwest part of the state.

Village of Port Heiden

About a 100 residents will be trained to manage the new herd of 60, in an effort to bring back a long-dormant tradition in the region. 

Burn and Firework Bans Still in Effect for Southwest

Jun 30, 2015
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center

Smokejumpers sent to Paul's Creek fire; Kokwok Fire is nearly out; new fire burns NE of Twin Hills

Despite a bit of rain and humidity in recent days, the state says Southwest Alaska is still in extreme wildfire danger. There are 75 fires burning in Southwest as of Tuesday morning.

Division of Forestry spokesman Francis Mitchell says firefighters responded to the 8500-acre fire Paul’s Creek NE of Naknek Tuesday:

Tina Crowe / NPS

The bear cams at Brooks Camp, first installed by Explore.org in 2012, have a massive and dedicated online following.

Cleveland Volcano Heating Up, says AVO

Jun 19, 2015
USGS

Increased surface temperatures and ash indicate the Aleutian volcano has entered a period of unrest. 

Chignik Lagoon Hydro Project Now Operational

Jun 19, 2015
Dave Bendinger/KDLG

The long-awaited project has replaced diesel in supplying energy for the village's 70-some residents. 

Bill to Allow Izembek Road Moves Forward

Jun 18, 2015
Ryan Hagerty, US FWS

King Cove residents say a road through 8 miles of Izembek Wildlife Refuge is necessary for safe transportation to Cold Bay and its airport. 

How many clams do bears eat?

Jun 8, 2015
Courtesy of NPS

Researchers at Katmai National Park have embarked on a new study to explore the link between brown bears and intertidal invertebrate.

Katmai NP reports the wreckage of the F/V Northern Pride that beached on the Shelikof Strait coast last month has been salvaged.

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